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It's Not What You Say You Believe That Counts



One of my mentors summed up the essence of the New Thought/Ancient Wisdom Teachings with these words: “It is done unto you as you believe." He was reminding me that the universe is a living intelligence that matches our mental state. That mental state then shows up as our experience. So, whatever we believe about humanity, our world, or ourselves eventually gets mirrored back to us.


There was once a woman who grew old looking under her bed every night for a burglar. She was so afraid of this burglar. She had read about him and listened to the newscasters talk about him. She knew he was going to be there, but every night she looked under her bed, and the burglar was never there. She locked up her house and locked down her doors, closed the windows, and she went to bed. One day she looked under the bed, and there was the burglar! She said, “Finally, you have arrived! Finally, you have shown up!”


Although it was not the most beneficial thought to hold in mind, that woman had an unshakable belief. "The Force" is always saying yes to our deeply held beliefs and mental states. Our entrenched beliefs and mental states are how we spiritually commune with this ineffable presence. To commune with God is more than uttering a verbal prayer or affirmation. That's a good start, but we don't want to stop there. We want to be spiritually ready to receive our good through our beliefs and our mental vibrations.


The Universe does not hear language. It hears and reacts to consciousness. It is not enough to do all the outer things because Spirit responds to what we believe and not necessarily to what we say - even when we say the so-called "right" words. In other words, the Universe responds by corresponding to our vibration and mental state


Some people have never stepped inside of a spiritual center and know nothing about spiritual principles, yet they do well in many areas of their lives. That's because they have spoken to the Universe in the only way it understands - through their beliefs.


Our work is to raise our beliefs and mental state to the highest and best of who we can be. That’s where we want to meet the presence of God.


Peace and Blessings,

James

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